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United Way at $371,360 in fundraising campaign

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 11/21/2014 5:06:00 PM

The Lake Martin Area United Way announced it is currently at 71 percent of its 2015 Fundraising Campaign. The Lake Martin Area United Way announced it has raised $37–1,360 so far in its 2015 ‘Cowboy Up’ Fundraising Campaign during its meeting Friday

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Mrs. Ruby Taunton Reed

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 11/21/2014 3:29:00 PM

Mrs. Reed passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 at her residence. She was born on October 28, 1935 in Alexander City, Alabama to James Byron Taunton and Pearlie Peters Taunton. Mrs. Ruby enjoyed crocheting, sewing and tending to flowers. She is

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Christian band Church & Main to host toy drive

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 11/19/2014 4:51:00 PM

Local band Church & Main will hold its First Annual Toy Drive and concert Saturday, Nov. 22 at Lake Martin Baptist Church on County Road 34 in Dadeville with doors opening at 5:45 p.m. and the show starting at 6:30 p.m. Brandi Patterson, who sings with

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Election turnout nearly 50 percent for county

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 11/18/2014 9:12:00 PM

Only six precincts had a turnout of 50 percent or better. In descending order, they were Red Hill, Weoka, Kowaliga, Titus, Blue Ridge, and Santuck----all mostly rural precincts. The Nazarene Church in Millbrook had the highest number of voters at 2,390

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Literacy Council helps to improve reading skills

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 11/15/2014 9:59:00 AM

For one Lake Martin Area United Way agency, helping the area’s under-educated adults improve their reading skills is the mission. The Lake Martin Laubach Literacy Council is a Lake Martin Area United Way agency that goes one-on-one with adults who either

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Surface Area: 41,000 Acres
• Shoreline: 880 Miles
• Length: 31 Miles
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama. It is a 44,000-acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline. Lake Martin is a reservoir, formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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